Museum of Transport, Greater Manchester

Museum of Transport, Greater Manchester Travel through time! From horse bus to Metrolink... the story of Greater Manchester's public transport. If you fancy a really interesting, unusual and enjoyable day out, why not pay a visit to the Museum of Transport, Greater Manchester?

It's just like taking a trip back in time as you wander through one of Britain's biggest collections of restored buses, coaches and trams. Your amazing time-travelling journey will take you all the way from an elaborately painted Victorian open-top horse drawn bus, to the streamlined prototype of Greater Manchester's Metrolink tram. In between you'll be able to see and sit in fascinating vehicles

It's just like taking a trip back in time as you wander through one of Britain's biggest collections of restored buses, coaches and trams. Your amazing time-travelling journey will take you all the way from an elaborately painted Victorian open-top horse drawn bus, to the streamlined prototype of Greater Manchester's Metrolink tram. In between you'll be able to see and sit in fascinating vehicles

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The start of the week means 'Mystery Monday'! We know where this photo was taken, but do you? Answer later today.
20/09/2021

The start of the week means 'Mystery Monday'! We know where this photo was taken, but do you? Answer later today.

The start of the week means 'Mystery Monday'! We know where this photo was taken, but do you? Answer later today.

Today's the last day to enjoy our participation in England's Heritage Open Days, the nationwide festival celebrating our...
19/09/2021

Today's the last day to enjoy our participation in England's Heritage Open Days, the nationwide festival celebrating our country's history. Today, entry to our museum is absolutely free and also we're running a free vintage bus service from here to the Science & Industry Museum and the People's History Museum. More detail on our website https://motgm.uk/events-themed.html#heritage

Today's the last day to enjoy our participation in England's Heritage Open Days, the nationwide festival celebrating our country's history. Today, entry to our museum is absolutely free and also we're running a free vintage bus service from here to the Science & Industry Museum and the People's History Museum. More detail on our website https://motgm.uk/events-themed.html#heritage

Each week we bring you our 'Saturday Showoff' to showcase our collection. Next month we're holding our 'Bygone Salford' ...
18/09/2021

Each week we bring you our 'Saturday Showoff' to showcase our collection. Next month we're holding our 'Bygone Salford' event when we'll celebrate the City's buses so for the next few weeks we'll show you our Salford collection. This week it's 112, a 1962 Daimler.

More detail on the Bygone Salford event on our website https://motgm.uk/events-themed.html

Each week we bring you our 'Saturday Showoff' to showcase our collection. Next month we're holding our 'Bygone Salford' event when we'll celebrate the City's buses so for the next few weeks we'll show you our Salford collection. This week it's 112, a 1962 Daimler.

More detail on the Bygone Salford event on our website https://motgm.uk/events-themed.html

Do you fancy a FREE ride on something like this today? We're taking part in Heritage Open Days, the annual festival cele...
18/09/2021

Do you fancy a FREE ride on something like this today? We're taking part in Heritage Open Days, the annual festival celebrating England's history, culture and architecture.

As part of our participation, we'll be operating a free vintage bus service linking our museum with the People’s History Museum and the Museum of Science and Industry:
leaving our museum at 1000, 1100 and every 60 minutes until 1600. Also, entry to our museum will be totally FREE today and tomorrow.

For more details check our website https://motgm.uk/events-themed.html#heritage

Do you fancy a FREE ride on something like this today? We're taking part in Heritage Open Days, the annual festival celebrating England's history, culture and architecture.

As part of our participation, we'll be operating a free vintage bus service linking our museum with the People’s History Museum and the Museum of Science and Industry:
leaving our museum at 1000, 1100 and every 60 minutes until 1600. Also, entry to our museum will be totally FREE today and tomorrow.

For more details check our website https://motgm.uk/events-themed.html#heritage

'Throwback Thursday' this week takes us to Sale, where for some years there was a 'dial a ride' taxibus scheme operated ...
16/09/2021

'Throwback Thursday' this week takes us to Sale, where for some years there was a 'dial a ride' taxibus scheme operated by Godfrey Abbott. If you're from Sale do you remember them?

'Throwback Thursday' this week takes us to Sale, where for some years there was a 'dial a ride' taxibus scheme operated by Godfrey Abbott. If you're from Sale do you remember them?

Leigh Corporation number 15 has passed a voluntary MOT with flying colours, so we plan to use it to give free rides at o...
14/09/2021

Leigh Corporation number 15 has passed a voluntary MOT with flying colours, so we plan to use it to give free rides at our Bygone Salford weekend on 16/17 October. For more details see our website https://motgm.uk/events-themed.html#salford

Leigh Corporation number 15 has passed a voluntary MOT with flying colours, so we plan to use it to give free rides at our Bygone Salford weekend on 16/17 October. For more details see our website https://motgm.uk/events-themed.html#salford

Our 'Mystery Monday' photo this week takes us back to the 1970s, with a quite odd looking bus that originated with the S...
13/09/2021

Our 'Mystery Monday' photo this week takes us back to the 1970s, with a quite odd looking bus that originated with the Stalybridge, Hyde, Mossley & Dukinfield Board. But where was the photo taken? It's this week's 'Mystery Monday' pic so it's over to you to tell us.

Our 'Mystery Monday' photo this week takes us back to the 1970s, with a quite odd looking bus that originated with the Stalybridge, Hyde, Mossley & Dukinfield Board. But where was the photo taken? It's this week's 'Mystery Monday' pic so it's over to you to tell us.

12/09/2021
5871 drive away

Hands up if you'd like a FREE bus ride today! As part of our participation in England's Heritage Open Days this weekend and next weekend, we're running a vintage bus service linking us with our friends at the Science & Industry Museum Manchester and the People's History Museum. Oh, and admission to our museum this weekend and next is absolutely free too... Details on our website https://motgm.uk/events-themed.html#heritage

This weekend and next weekend we're taking part in England's Heritage Open Days - FREE entry to our museum both weekends...
11/09/2021

This weekend and next weekend we're taking part in England's Heritage Open Days - FREE entry to our museum both weekends, and FREE vintage bus rides! It's England's biggest heritage festival involving 40,000 volunteers celebrating our fantastic history, architecture and culture; offering people the chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences - all of which are FREE to explore.

As part of our participation, we'll be operating a free vintage bus service linking our museum with the People’s History Museum and the Museum of Science and Industry:
leaving our museum at 1000, 1100 and every 60 minutes until 1600. Admission to our museum will also be free this weekend and next weekend.

For more details check our website https://motgm.uk/events-themed.html#heritage

This weekend and next weekend we're taking part in England's Heritage Open Days - FREE entry to our museum both weekends, and FREE vintage bus rides! It's England's biggest heritage festival involving 40,000 volunteers celebrating our fantastic history, architecture and culture; offering people the chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences - all of which are FREE to explore.

As part of our participation, we'll be operating a free vintage bus service linking our museum with the People’s History Museum and the Museum of Science and Industry:
leaving our museum at 1000, 1100 and every 60 minutes until 1600. Admission to our museum will also be free this weekend and next weekend.

For more details check our website https://motgm.uk/events-themed.html#heritage

It's the Silver Jubilee year of 1977 and we're watching the scene at Salford's Victoria bus station. There's so much to ...
09/09/2021

It's the Silver Jubilee year of 1977 and we're watching the scene at Salford's Victoria bus station. There's so much to see and so it's this week's 'Throwback Thursday' photo.

It's the Silver Jubilee year of 1977 and we're watching the scene at Salford's Victoria bus station. There's so much to see and so it's this week's 'Throwback Thursday' photo.

On Saturday/Sunday 11/12 and 18/19 September we'll be participating in England's Heritage Open Days - the annual festiva...
07/09/2021

On Saturday/Sunday 11/12 and 18/19 September we'll be participating in England's Heritage Open Days - the annual festival celebrating our country's amazing history. Our contribution will be to open our doors for FREE these two weekends - yep, free admission. And there's more - we'll also be running an hourly free vintage bus service linking our museum with our friends at the Science & Industry Museum Manchester and the People's History Museum.

On Saturday/Sunday 11/12 and 18/19 September we'll be participating in England's Heritage Open Days - the annual festival celebrating our country's amazing history. Our contribution will be to open our doors for FREE these two weekends - yep, free admission. And there's more - we'll also be running an hourly free vintage bus service linking our museum with our friends at the Science & Industry Museum Manchester and the People's History Museum.

A 'Mancunian' bus, school children, houses. But where is it? That's our 'Mystery Monday' challenge so over to you to tel...
06/09/2021

A 'Mancunian' bus, school children, houses. But where is it? That's our 'Mystery Monday' challenge so over to you to tell us where the location is. Answer later if no one gets it. Hint: every building in this scene is still standing…

A 'Mancunian' bus, school children, houses. But where is it? That's our 'Mystery Monday' challenge so over to you to tell us where the location is. Answer later if no one gets it. Hint: every building in this scene is still standing…

This is our faithful van, used for many years to collect donations to our museum or to help ferrying spare parts. We've ...
05/09/2021

This is our faithful van, used for many years to collect donations to our museum or to help ferrying spare parts. We've maintained it to the highest standards but it's now almost 20 years old with all the issues age brings, and also it doesn't meet modern emissions standards. Is there anyone out there - maybe a nice friendly bus company - that's due to get rid of a Transit-type van soon and might want to donate it to us? We'd be happy to put prominent sponsor branding on, and it would really help us out.

If you think you might be able to help, please drop a short note to [email protected] and we'll have a chat.

This is our faithful van, used for many years to collect donations to our museum or to help ferrying spare parts. We've maintained it to the highest standards but it's now almost 20 years old with all the issues age brings, and also it doesn't meet modern emissions standards. Is there anyone out there - maybe a nice friendly bus company - that's due to get rid of a Transit-type van soon and might want to donate it to us? We'd be happy to put prominent sponsor branding on, and it would really help us out.

If you think you might be able to help, please drop a short note to [email protected] and we'll have a chat.

Our volunteers acting as 'Duty Officer' to help our visitors include Karen and Russ, who just happen to be a married cou...
04/09/2021

Our volunteers acting as 'Duty Officer' to help our visitors include Karen and Russ, who just happen to be a married couple! Volunteering is for anyone aged 18 or over and you don't have to be an expert to give it a go. To find out more, visit https://motgm.uk/support-volunteer.html

Our volunteers acting as 'Duty Officer' to help our visitors include Karen and Russ, who just happen to be a married couple! Volunteering is for anyone aged 18 or over and you don't have to be an expert to give it a go. To find out more, visit https://motgm.uk/support-volunteer.html

According to the photographer's notes this was looking over the High Peak area of Littleborough on 13 August 1977, watch...
02/09/2021

According to the photographer's notes this was looking over the High Peak area of Littleborough on 13 August 1977, watching a GMT bus head back towards Rochdale. It's a lovely photo and it's our 'Throwback Thursday' for this week.

According to the photographer's notes this was looking over the High Peak area of Littleborough on 13 August 1977, watching a GMT bus head back towards Rochdale. It's a lovely photo and it's our 'Throwback Thursday' for this week.

Yesterday's 'Mystery Monday' was a bit of a stinker so we'll post a bonus puzzle pic that's much closer to home. We'll m...
31/08/2021

Yesterday's 'Mystery Monday' was a bit of a stinker so we'll post a bonus puzzle pic that's much closer to home. We'll make it easy, the site is to the west of Manchester city centre, but the twist is that it's a rail photo. A BR blue DMU is passing what looks like an old junction - where is it? Answer shortly.

Yesterday's 'Mystery Monday' was a bit of a stinker so we'll post a bonus puzzle pic that's much closer to home. We'll make it easy, the site is to the west of Manchester city centre, but the twist is that it's a rail photo. A BR blue DMU is passing what looks like an old junction - where is it? Answer shortly.

Old buses aren't very accessible for people with less mobility, but we do our best to make our museum as easy as possibl...
31/08/2021

Old buses aren't very accessible for people with less mobility, but we do our best to make our museum as easy as possible to get around with full step-free access. We've just installed this lift to make it easier to get to and from our lower display hall.

Old buses aren't very accessible for people with less mobility, but we do our best to make our museum as easy as possible to get around with full step-free access. We've just installed this lift to make it easier to get to and from our lower display hall.

This week features a pretty village or town, a road with a steep camber and a North Western bus. But where is it? It's t...
30/08/2021

This week features a pretty village or town, a road with a steep camber and a North Western bus. But where is it? It's this week's 'Mystery Monday' puzzle. Hint: it's not in Greater Manchester.

This week features a pretty village or town, a road with a steep camber and a North Western bus. But where is it? It's this week's 'Mystery Monday' puzzle. Hint: it's not in Greater Manchester.

This will take some putting back together! It's the engine crankcase from our 1939 Salford AEC 'Regent', number 235, whi...
29/08/2021

This will take some putting back together! It's the engine crankcase from our 1939 Salford AEC 'Regent', number 235, which is having a very thorough engine rebuild under the expert eye of one of our mechanically-minded volunteers.

This will take some putting back together! It's the engine crankcase from our 1939 Salford AEC 'Regent', number 235, which is having a very thorough engine rebuild under the expert eye of one of our mechanically-minded volunteers.

Tomorrow, we're running our FREE CentreShuttle service to and from Shudehill Interchange every hour - times at https://m...
28/08/2021

Tomorrow, we're running our FREE CentreShuttle service to and from Shudehill Interchange every hour - times at https://motgm.uk/events-buses.html#centreshuttle5

We expect to use North Western 174 and London RM1414, with Greater Manchester 5871 in reserve.

Tomorrow, we're running our FREE CentreShuttle service to and from Shudehill Interchange every hour - times at https://motgm.uk/events-buses.html#centreshuttle5

We expect to use North Western 174 and London RM1414, with Greater Manchester 5871 in reserve.

We like to bring you our 'Saturday Showoff' so you can see some of the exhibits that you'll find if you pay us a visit. ...
28/08/2021

We like to bring you our 'Saturday Showoff' so you can see some of the exhibits that you'll find if you pay us a visit. This week it's Oldham 394, a Leyland built in 1958. If you'd like to drop by, you can see full details on visiting us at www.motgm.uk.

We like to bring you our 'Saturday Showoff' so you can see some of the exhibits that you'll find if you pay us a visit. This week it's Oldham 394, a Leyland built in 1958. If you'd like to drop by, you can see full details on visiting us at www.motgm.uk.

Stockport's bus station closes for good tomorrow evening, to be replaced by a new facility. It's an old friend but after...
27/08/2021

Stockport's bus station closes for good tomorrow evening, to be replaced by a new facility. It's an old friend but after over forty years it's time for a makeover. Here's a last look back at it, from 1999.

Stockport's bus station closes for good tomorrow evening, to be replaced by a new facility. It's an old friend but after over forty years it's time for a makeover. Here's a last look back at it, from 1999.

'Throwback Thursday' this week finds us outside St. Luke's church, Heywood, watching a Manchester City Transport bus hea...
26/08/2021

'Throwback Thursday' this week finds us outside St. Luke's church, Heywood, watching a Manchester City Transport bus head back to the city. You can still get a bus to Manchester from here but today it'll be a Diamond North West Volvo bus rather than a Corporation Daimler.

'Throwback Thursday' this week finds us outside St. Luke's church, Heywood, watching a Manchester City Transport bus head back to the city. You can still get a bus to Manchester from here but today it'll be a Diamond North West Volvo bus rather than a Corporation Daimler.

Are you fluent in another language? REALLY fluent? If so, we’d be really grateful for your help. More and more visitors ...
24/08/2021

Are you fluent in another language? REALLY fluent? If so, we’d be really grateful for your help. More and more visitors from other countries are visiting our museum, and we’re creating short intro leaflets to help visitors whose first language isn’t English. We’re looking for help translating 700 English words into French, German, Polish, Spanish, Urdu and Simplified Chinese.

We can’t pay if you help us, but we can offer a year’s membership to our museum which gets you unlimited free entry, a glossy magazine every two months and discounts from many items in our shop. If you can help, please drop us a Messenger or send a mail to [email protected].

Are you fluent in another language? REALLY fluent? If so, we’d be really grateful for your help. More and more visitors from other countries are visiting our museum, and we’re creating short intro leaflets to help visitors whose first language isn’t English. We’re looking for help translating 700 English words into French, German, Polish, Spanish, Urdu and Simplified Chinese.

We can’t pay if you help us, but we can offer a year’s membership to our museum which gets you unlimited free entry, a glossy magazine every two months and discounts from many items in our shop. If you can help, please drop us a Messenger or send a mail to [email protected].

The clues are there for this week's 'Mystery Monday' - the downhill slope, the tall skyscraper in the distance, and many...
23/08/2021

The clues are there for this week's 'Mystery Monday' - the downhill slope, the tall skyscraper in the distance, and many of the buildings are still standing in 2021 - but where is it? Midland General DNU20C (still preserved today) is a long way from home...

The clues are there for this week's 'Mystery Monday' - the downhill slope, the tall skyscraper in the distance, and many of the buildings are still standing in 2021 - but where is it? Midland General DNU20C (still preserved today) is a long way from home...

If you're interested in Manchester local history, pop over to our online shop http://www.motgmshop.co.uk where we have l...
22/08/2021

If you're interested in Manchester local history, pop over to our online shop http://www.motgmshop.co.uk where we have lots of brilliant books about our region's transport history. We also have collectable items including downloads of historic documents, models and DVDs.

If you're interested in Manchester local history, pop over to our online shop http://www.motgmshop.co.uk where we have lots of brilliant books about our region's transport history. We also have collectable items including downloads of historic documents, models and DVDs.

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Boyle Street, Cheetham
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M8 8UW

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Saturday 10am - 4:30pm
Sunday 10am - 4:30pm

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